Friday, May 4, 2012

Steak Burritos

I'm a carnivore. Any night of the week, ask me what I would choose if I could have anything for dinner it will almost ALWAYS be steak or some other red meat. What can I say, I love it!!!
So a few weeks ago, (or maybe it was just one week? It feels a lot longer than that) my cutest neighbor and friend just moved and we already miss them so much! The week they were moving we took dinner over and were trying to figure out a menu that their kids and the adults would love. From what she said, this was a hit! Yay!!! Mr. Chef and I LOVED it and kindof already want to make it again. But, as I said earlier, steak for dinner? Yes please!

The actual cooking time was so fast and simple, the prep of all the little sides that go with the meat took a little more time but still not very consuming. Here are the goods...

2 lb. Flank Steak
1 C Water
2 T Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Ground Coriander
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (more or less to taste, i vote more but that's just me)
Kosher salt

Combine all ingredients, minus Kosher Salt and marinate steak overnight (or at least 6-8 hrs.), the longer the better!!!
When you are ready to cook the meat, take it out of the marinade and pat it dry. Sprinkle with Kosher Salt and grill it up!

Grill for 3-5 minutes on a VERY HOT grill (can you get your grill around 500 degrees? That's best but any high temp will do. The crust will just be thicker the hotter you go) to give it a bit of a crust, bring it in and finish cooking on a pan until no longer pink inside, about 5 more minutes on each side.

The crust on the outside is flavorful and delicious and the inside is tender and moist. MMM!!! enjoy on flour tortillas (the uncooked tortillas from Costco are our favorite but go with your favorite) with shredded cheese, lettuce, homemade Pico De Gallo, avocado, sour cream and anything else that you love! Goes great with a yummy salad or chips and salsa and some lemonade!


(Pictures are on the computer that won't really work right now so they are coming soon!)